Hmmm..Since it is Valentine's Day (Ok...so I'm a day late) and of course, I have nothing much to do today...LOL...Here's another interesting short article that I found on the Library of The Asexual Personals Website (http://www.asexualove.net):
No joke. More and more people are becoming aware of this option and identity. Some may joke of not being able to understand or get along with the opposite sex and talk of giving up or "throwing in the towel".
Many attribute problems that occur in relationships to sexual relations, and although celibacy may cover this issue, what about those who feel no need or desire for sex?
"Sexual people's attractions tend to include the desire for sex whereas asexual desires tend toward other kinds of intimacy" explains The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN).
More commonly known as www.asexuality.org, AVEN provides a forum for asexual people and those unsure of their orientation a place to discuss and post questions about sexuality.
Asexual people can be aware of sexual desire however they are not motivated to act upon it.
In October of last year a study published in The Journal of Sex Research found that one in 100 adults is asexual (CNN.com).
Activists have even started to promote awareness by making T-shirts and pamphlets.
Asexuality seems to be making a name for itself in sexual orientation, just like homosexuality or heterosexuality. In no way does this suggest that asexual people do not find love or happiness, but it may suggest the possibility of finding a new level of intimacy and closeness to a special someone is possible without physicality.
For many, Valentine's Day is a romantic, sweet, mushy day in which sweethearts can express their love for one another with chocolates, flowers, dinner, and teddy bears holding hearts.
For some of us, however, Valentines Day is nothing but a dark, purely commercialized, sham of a holiday.
Those without a special someone, feel bitter feelings couples and anger at past relationships surface. Valentine's Day oftentimes becomes filled with questions and doubt. Why don't I have someone? Will I ever find that one person for me?
Well this year there is a question you may not have pondered before; Am I Asexual?